Liturgical fan (Flabellum)

Italian
12th century


Object Place: Italy

Accession Number

56.882

Medium or Technique

Ivory and tempera on vellum

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ecclesiastical ornament. Liturgical fan (Flabellum). Painted vellum plaited to form circle; bands at center and edge, flowers in blues and reds on both sides. Ivory handle, buttons at center; set with tiny plaques of mother-of-pearl and neilloed silver gilt.

Credit Line

Gift of the Class of the Museum of Fine Arts, Mrs. Arthur L. Devens, Chairman